The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is seeking applications for the Community Impact Grants Program.
The CFMC’s Community Impact grants program focuses on the people and places of Monterey County, California, highlighting impact and seeking measurable results.
The CFMC supports effective programs that expand access to services and programs for residents throughout Monterey County and address opportunity/ achievement gaps that increase equity (everyone has the same starting point regardless of ethnicity or income).
- Children & Youth Development
- Health & Human Services
- Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation
- Community Development
- Environment & Animal Welfare
Community Impact grants are made from numerous unrestricted and field of interest funds established by donors to the CFMC. Approximately $2 million is available each year. Eligible organizations have two application options:
- Community Impact grants ($15,001–$50,000) OR
- Small grants ($5,000–$15,000)
- Community Impact grants are open to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public agencies serving Monterey County residents
- All requested funding must directly benefit residents of Monterey County.
- All organizations applying for a grant must be current on reporting obligations for past CFMC grants.
- In general, an organization is eligible to receive only one Community Impact grant per calendar year. Only one application per year will be considered. They ask that your application focus on one program area, for example, Children & Youth Development OR Environment, not both. Only one Community Impact grant per organization will be awarded each calendar year unless the grant is for a multi-organization collaborative project.
- Fiscal Sponsorships: Efforts or collaborative projects that are not legally incorporated may partner with a tax-exempt 501(c) 3nonprofit organization which will serve as the fiscal sponsor for the proposed grant. The fiscal sponsor must agree to be accountable to the CFMC for the programmatic and financial outcomes of the grant and have a signed agreement with the sponsored group verifying the terms of the arrangement.
For more information, visit https://www.cfmco.org/nonprofits/grants/community-impact/